Detox in South Florida | What Are the Dangers of Klonopin?

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Commonly known as Clonazepam, Klonopin is a prescription drug prescribed to manage panic attacks and seizures. So, this drug is a central nervous system depressant. But, prescriptions of Klonopin are highly popular throughout the United States. So, this makes Klonopin a very common drug for abuse and dependence. Below are some of the effects of Klonopin. Also, If you or your loved one is addicted to Klonopin, contact our detox in south Florida.

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Short-Term Effects

As a depressant, Klonopin slows the body and the mind. Some short-term effects are:

  • Slowed heart rate with lower blood pressure.
  • Drowsiness
  • Slowed respiration rate

Effects of Overdose

Taking a high dose of Klonopin, mixing it with other prescription drugs, or mixing it with alcohol, can lead to a fatal overdose. Symptoms include:

  • slowed heartbeat
  • Respiratory depression.
  • Chronic memory loss.
  • Incoherent speech.

Long-Term Effects

If someone abuses Klopolin for a long period of time, they will develop a tolerance. So, the individual’s body will soon be unable to function normally without the substance. This is when withdrawal symptoms occur. However, If the individual continues to abuse the drug, the results could be fatal.

Contact Our Detox in South Florida

Are you or your loved one addicted to Klonopin? if so, help is always available. The support and resources at 1st Step Behavioral Health can help you start your journey to sobriety. So, contact us today to find the right treatment program for your lifelong sobriety. You deserve a drug-free life, we are here to help.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.